Vermont Outdoor Recreation
The Connecticut River originates in a little pond known as Fourth Connecticut Lake on the Canadian border and flows through a series of lakes in a dense spruce fir forest, occupied by moose and other woodland creatures, before reaching the first town on its banks. From this point you can follow the Connecticut River Byway for 410 miles of adventure that extends the entire length of Vermont.
From river swimming holes, scenic overlooks, and birding sites to alpine skiing, mountain biking, golfing, skating, and hiking, there really is something for everyone along the Crossroad of Vermont Byway.
The Green Mountain Byway provides four-season access to Vermont’s premier outdoor recreation region, with a wide variety of recreational opportunities for all interests and abilities. Located on an abundance of public land, the possibilities here are endless.
Between the lake, beaches, wetlands, rivers, valleys, and mountains of the Champlain Valley, outdoor enthusiasts of every kind feel at home on the Lake Champlain Byway. Visitors enjoy everything from hiking to bicycling, fishing to stormboarding, plus skating and ice-fishing in the winter. There's so much to do here during any season.
Take the Mad River Byway to Sugarbush Resort and Mad River Glen for skiing, snowboarding, golfing, hang gliding, hiking, and biking in the Green Mountain National Forest. Access the Long Trail, Vermont's "footpath in the wilderness" and the oldest long distance hiking trail in America. There’s also canoeing, swimming, and fishing in the Mad River and the Mad River Path, a network of public trails and greenways, provides pleasant walking, running, or bicycling experiences.
Whether it is pond or stream fishing, swimming, cycling, golf, hiking, or one of many winter activities, visitors on the Molly Stark Byway find so many ways to enjoy the outdoors. Take stock of this great region from the scenic overlook on Hogback Mountain with its 100-mile view of three states.
Mountains, rivers, lakes, and open farmland provide the backdrop for a variety of outdoor adventures along the Northeast Kingdom Byway including mountain biking, alpine skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, golf, hiking, paddling, cross-country skiing, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing.
With easy access to Vermont’s end-to-end hiking and backcountry skiing trails, the Green Mountain Forest is an exceptional network of cycling routes, numerous resorts, State Parks, snowmobile trails, camping sites, and lakes. If it’s an outdoor sport, you can find it along the Scenic Route 100 Byway.
Golfing, walking, camping, swimming, and winter snow sports—the Shires of Vermont Byway has it all. There are also biking routes, naturalist walks, and the Mt. Equinox Skyline Drive. You’re sure to enjoy all the activities available here all year long.
From hiking, swimming, and biking to horseback riding and skating, the Stone Valley Byway outdoor itinerary suggests State Parks and other locations to experience outdoor pursuits of all types.